Bill Clinton Stumps For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall: 'Constant Conflict Is A Dead-Bang Loser'
MILWAUKEE -- Bill Clinton doesn't really like recalls. In fact, the former presidentspoke out against the process in 2003, when California was attempting to recall then-Gov. Gray Davis. But he told a fired-up crowd in downtown Milwaukee on Friday that sometimes, recalls are the only solution.
"Ordinarily, I'm against recall elections. I went to try to fight one in California," Clinton said at a rally for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in Pere Marquette Park. "But sometimes, it is the only way to avoid a disastrous course. Sometimes, it is the only way to avoid being misunderstood."
Clinton's last-minute visit, announced just a day ago, is the most high-profile trip to the state by a national Democratic figure pitching in on the recall battle. Barrett is hoping to unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Tuesday's election.